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Design – yes; Designer – no: Prof Stephen Hawking takes a swipe at God in Creationism

Professor Stephen Hawking, the wheelchair-bound Cambridge theoretical physicist, placed himself at the centre of a spiritual storm on Thursday by ruling out the role played by God in the creation of universe.

India: Bihar CM offers talks to Maoists who abducted cops

There is no news about the fate of three cops abducted in Bihar after one of them was found killed on Friday even as a desperate Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that he was ready to talk with the Maoists. 'We will give free passage to those Maoists who come for talks', Nitish Kumar said in Patna.

Call to boy-cot World Tamil Writers conference in Sri Lanka: Proposes to convening in 2011

Tamil Writers and Journalists in Tamil Nadu urged to world Tamils to boycott the World Tamil Writers Conference planned in Colombo in January 2011. A collective of Tamil writers, artistes and journalists warned Tamil writers not to attend the conference, threatening to boycott any writer who does so.

Letter from America: Sarah Palin – a Modern-day Medusa?

At the very outset I must admit that I did not vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin in the last U.S. presidential election. Forget her kowtowing to the neo-conservative, Likudnik, Christian Zionist cause, and harmful divisive views on everything that mattered from internal politics to international affairs, she appeared so vague and so damn stupid in her interview with Katie Couric that I could only take pity on those brain-dead supporters that voted for her and McCain. Well, I am not alone in that evaluation of Palin’s performance.

India hopes to sort out visa row with US before Obama visit

Expressing the desire to resolve the visa fee row with the US before November, India on Saturday said it would not like the contentious issue to "stick out like a sloth arm" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to India.

Miss England secretly weds in Sri Lanka


It is no longer Miss but Mrs England - Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, who currently holds the coveted crown, has married.

Dramatic turn: TN government revokes the suspension order of Umashankar IAS

The ruling DMK government in Tamil Nadu revoked the suspension of senior IAS officer Umashankar on Thursday Night and posted him as Managing Director (MD) of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation (TANSI).

After arms chopped off, Kerala lecturer also sacked

Adding insult to injury, a Kerala college has sacked its lecturer whose right hand was chopped off by activists of radical outfit PFI for preparing a controversial Malayalam question paper with alleged derogatory references to the Prophet.

Two tragedies strike New Zealand the same day

Two tragedies struck New Zealand on the same day— Friday, strong earthquake, and an air crash in which 9 people died.

Mastermind of Makola child abduction case killed during Police gunfire

Suresh Kumar- the main suspect in the abduction of nine year-old Yasas Rasanjana of Makola died from Police gunfire this morning (September 4).

Sri Lankan Tamils issue: Ranil Wickramasinghe stresses need for involving TNA Tamil MPs

In a exclusive interview to "The Hindu" Mr Ranil Wickremasingha said “We are for a solution… We will cooperate with the TNA [the Tamil National Alliance], the [Sri Lankan] government and the Indian government,”.

Not caring for children with diabetes is a human rights violation

Predominantly type-I diabetes affects children. "In case of these children with type-I diabetes, when they don't get insulin it is deciding whether they will survive or they will die" said Dr Anil Kapur, President of the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) who was conferred upon the IDRF Lifetime Achievement Award last week.

Indians found locked up in Malaysian house: Trafficking exposed

At least 24 Indian men who were found locked up in a house in a Malaysian town have been rescued and two Pakistani men allegedly involved in a human trafficking racket have been detained, media reports said.

Saudi Embassy denounces Thai cop’s promotion

Saudi Arabia denounced the promotion of a senior Thai police officer indicted in connection with the disappearance of a Saudi businessman in Bangkok 10 years ago.

Bihar CM offers talks to Maoists who abducted cops

There is no news about the fate of three cops abducted in Bihar after one of them was found killed on Friday even as a desperate Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that he was ready to talk with the Maoists. 'We will give free passage to those Maoists who come for talks', Nitish Kumar said in Patna.

Sri Lanka's opportune moment to develop the country has dawned, says renowned fund manager

"It is an opportune moment in Sri Lanka to put together capital and expertise to develop the country and to reap the economic benefits."


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